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  • All eyes on Cubs' Samardzija

    MIAMI -- Before a major league scout left the press dining room Monday night at Marlins Park, he looked at two tables occupied by representatives from other clubs. "I think I'm the only guy here not to watch (Jeff) Samardzija," the scout joked. The...
  • Hahn's poker game with Peavy

    Hahn's poker game with Peavy
    Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that. That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
  • Someone explain the Sox's plan -- please

    Someone explain the Sox's plan -- please
    Every team in Chicago has a plan. Except the White Sox. The Blackhawks certainly have a plan. They started with a core of young and talented players, surrounded them with depth, hired Hockey Yoda and promoted his son, and put it all in the hands of...
  • Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'

    Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'
    Dale Sveum is out after two seasons as Chicago Cubs manager and the team will seek "a proven leader," president Theo Epstein said Monday. “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager," Epstein...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
  • For new Cubs manager, youth must be served

    For new Cubs manager, youth must be served
    Firing Dale Sveum is Theo Epstein admitting he made a mistake, but not firing Sveum when the future was dying would’ve been a bigger error. Epstein recently offered a checklist by which Sveum would be evaluated -- stuff such as developing young...
  • Rick Renteria to be named Cubs manager

    Rick Renteria to be named Cubs manager
    Rick Renteria, who served the last two seasons as bench coach for the San Diego Padres, will be named later today to succeed the fired Dale Sveum as Chicago Cubs manager, the Tribune confirmed. Renteria, 51, agreed to a three-year contract. He will be...
  • From Cubs to Red Sox, a dream trip for Ryan Dempster

    BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
  • Learning the Campana and Soriano lessons

    Learning the Campana and Soriano lessons
    Two of the biggest stories in Cubs camp Monday involved Tony Campana and Alfonso Soriano. The former is leaving, while the latter would do so only grudgingly, and both represent object lessons for Cubs fans and management. Actually, Campana and...
  • Epstein, Hoyer get nothing for another big-name pitcher

    Epstein, Hoyer get nothing for another big-name pitcher
    Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street. The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
  • Deal and wait and hope

    Deal and wait and hope
    We won’t know for maybe three years, but it seems like Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer got a good return for Matt Garza. They certainly got a lot of bodies in the potentially 5-for-1 deal with Texas that was mercifully completed before Garza was...